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Swimmy (1963)

by Leo Lionni

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A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

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Being different is hard, especially when you're not wanted. In the beginning Swimmy sets out on an adventure to find a place to fit in. As he continues on his journey, his school of fish learn that it is good to have friends that are different than you. ( )
  vetschlarson | Feb 8, 2021 |
I thought this was a great book to read to children because of how engaging this book can be. Seeing and learning how the fishes became one huge fish in order to disguise themselves from the danger.
  dgrageda | Nov 19, 2020 |
It was a interesting book. I thought it was cool how they worked together to be a big fish and disguise themselves.
  mackenziemitchell | Nov 14, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
"Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger. With its graceful text and stunning artwork, this Caldecott Honor Book deserves a place on every child’s shelf." -- Scholastic, Inc.
A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.
  EKiddieKollege | Jul 6, 2020 |
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For my friend, Alfredo Segre who gave Swimmy his name.
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A happy little school of fish lived in a corner of the sea somewhere.
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A little black fish in a school of red fish figures out a way of protecting them all from their natural enemies.

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Swimmy is a little black fish who is the fastest swimmer in the sea. Swimmy and his friends love to swim together, until one day his friends are eaten by bigger fish. Swimmy got away just in time, because he's so fast. Although Swimmy appreciates his ability, he misses his friends. Swimmy then decides to show his small fish friends how to use teamwork to overcome the big fish. Extensions: teamwork, helping others in need
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